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Biography

Originally from the United States, Carolyn came to Australia in 1994 after living in Japan for four years. Her AB (magna cum laude) from Harvard College is in social anthropology, and her PhD in cultural anthropology is from Columbia University.

During her postgraduate career, she received a Japan Foundation Fellowship to study at the Inter-University Center for the Study of Japanese in Yokohama, Japan. Before coming to Australia, Prof. Stevens taught and conducted research at Jochi (Sophia) and Obirin Universities in Tokyo. More recently, she has had visiting research and teaching positions with the University of Tokyo (Faculty of International and Public Health), Meiji Gakuin University (Faculty of International Studies and PRIME) and the National University of Singapore. She is currently a visiting overseas research team member at the International Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken, 2017 ~ ).

Carolyn was appointed Professor of Japanese Studies and the Director of the Japanese Studies Centre in 2012.

Keywords

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Popular Music

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Projects 2013 2018

Sonic practice in Japan: sound in everyday life

Stevens, C. S., Chenhall, R., Kohn, T., Bestor, T., Hankins, J. & Hosokawa, S.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

4/06/1331/12/18

Project: Research

The Beatles in Japan

Stevens, C. S.

20/07/1520/07/17

Project: Research

Research Output 1995 2018

Article 9 as Memorial

Stevens, C. S. 2018 The Unfinished Atomic Bomb: Shadows and Reflections. Lowe, D., Atherton, C. & Miller, A. (eds.). Lanham Maryland USA: Lexington Books, p. 51-64 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Australia’s view of Japan, as seen from Japanese Studies

Stevens, C. S. 2018 Rethinking Japanese Studies: Eurocentricism and the Asia-Pacific Region. Okano, K. & Sugimoto, Y. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 118–136 19 p. (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The Beatles in Japan

Stevens, C. S. 2018 Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 179 p. (Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Yoko Ono: a transgressive diva

Stevens, C. S. 2018 Diva Nation : Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History. Miller, L. & Copeland, R. (eds.). 1st ed. Oakland CA USA: University of California Press, p. 115-132 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Interdisciplinary collaboration and brokerage in the digital
 humanities

Chan, A., Chenhall, R., Kohn, T. & Stevens, C. S. 2017 In : Digital Humanities Quarterly. 11, 3, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2011 2018

Doshisha University

Stevens, C. S. (Visiting researcher)
19 Feb 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

International Research Centre for Japanese Studies

Stevens, C. S. (Visiting researcher)
Apr 2017Apr 2020

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Japanese Studies Association of Australia

Stevens, C. S. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
29 Jun 2017

Activity: Contribution to conference

Japanese Studies Association of Australia: Plenary Speaker

Stevens, C. S. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
1 Jul 2015

Activity: Contribution to conference

American Anthropology Association (External organisation)

Stevens, C. S. (Member)
Nov 2015Nov 2018

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Press / Media

Yoko Ono: the most famous Japanese person outside Japan

Carolyn Shannon Stevens

15/11/13

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

ABC News Radio

Carolyn Shannon Stevens

22/07/13

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Nihon e no Keikoku

Carolyn Shannon Stevens

8/07/13

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment